May 15, 2011 – 6:19 pm

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Paris 1977 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Pavillon de Paris, Paris, France; October 10, 1977. Very good audience recording.

It’s been a year since Ronnie James Dio died on May 16, 2010. Here is a set to remember the vocalist by.

Thanks to finkployd49 who shared the tracks on Dime. This is what finkployd49 noted:

This is my personal recording which I had to patch with bits taken from the “Parisian Night” silver which ran way too fast; so the pitch of these patches had to be reduced by 4 per cent. I ran short of batteries minutes after the beginning of the show, how silly! It is the first recording I made with my first “serious” recorder. My recording sounds different: not as close as the silver source which is a bit distorted. I remember the vocals were very high in the mix and not perfectly clean on the PA system.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Soundcheck / Over The Rainbow (*) (2.9MB)
Track 102. Kill The King (*) (10.2MB)
Track 103. Mistreated (*) (22.4MB)
Track 104. 16th Century Green Sleeves (15.5MB)
Track 105. Catch The Rainbow (28.4MB)
Track 106. Long Live Rock’n Roll (*) (12.1MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Man On The Silver Mountain (30.3MB)
Track 202. Still I’m Sad (14.0MB)
Track 203. David Stone Keyboard Solo (7.2MB)
Track 204. Cozy Powell Drums Solo (10.3MB)
Track 205. Still I’m Sad reprise (7.1MB)
Track 206. Do You Close Your Eyes (*) (24.4MB)
(*) With patches taken from “Parisian Night” silver:
101: full track
102: from 0:04:22 to the end of the track
103: from the beginning to 0:02:28
106: from 0:04:33 to the end of the track
206: from the beginning to 0:00:23

Ronnie James Dio - vocals
Ritchie Blackmore - guitar
Bob Dalsley - bass
David Stone - keyboards
Cozy Powell - drums

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  1. 9 Responses to “RONNIE JAMES DIO - PARIS 1977”

  2. Tracks 2 and 6 won’t download for me.

    By Phil Brickey on May 15, 2011

  3. Works now! Cool! Thanks for posting Rainbow!

    By Phil Brickey on May 15, 2011

  4. hey bigo, good enough. thanks!!! will get.


    By Ed Saad on May 16, 2011

  5. Missing RJD… What an incredible band… innovative and the material transports you to another space and time. Great recording for the era. It’s great that the internet can be the conduit for these recordings. Thanks for this. Peace.

    By Woodstock on May 16, 2011

  6. hey bigo, thanks again!!! i got all 12 tracks. i’ll play it walking later. more dio and maiden!!! maiden is somebody you’ve never posted. i like paul dianno and bruce dickinson. i saw maiden on bruce’s fear of the dark tour in 92 at lakewood amphitheatre in atlanta which was bruce’s farewell tour then he went solo, then he came back on brave new world.

    oh, it’s actually sixteenth century greensleeves.


    By Ed Saad on May 16, 2011

  7. Great stuff. I wish they had toured with the band from the first album, but it wasn’t to be. Odd, Ritchie’s always been known as such an easy guy to work with …

    By drkrick on May 17, 2011

  8. If the taper ran out of batteries a few minutes after the show started, how did he or she managed to tape the rest of the show? The notes indicated that most songs are patched with the silver source… so the taper must have tapes the majority of the show - but without batteries? was magic used? LOL

    By Man On The Nickel Mountain on Mar 1, 2014

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    By rea on May 27, 2014

  10. @Man On The Nickel Mountain - I was wondering the same LOL then I thought “maybe he ran out of batteries 5 mins in, and inserted a new set of batteries, missing a few mins.

    but if that happened, then why are other parts missing? maybe tape issues later, like creased / crinkled tape in parts? tape snapped? or other issues like security ducks (hiding the mike)?

    or just plain magic? LOL whatever it was, thank you to BigO for posting this, thank you to the taper for taping and sharing and patching.

    By Frappertronics on Oct 17, 2014

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